Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Faith

Yes, though sometimes it is hard to find and even harder to keep, it is necessary. Without it, who would we be

I often have a hard time keeping faith in what I am doing as I work on a piece. You have this fabulous idea that looks so good in your head. Then it starts to pour out and feels even better on the canvas. In the beginning the colours are pure, the strokes are free and you just flow. Something emerges and you go with it.  Then it hits, that deep dark ugly part that you try so hard to avoid. Slap some more paint on that might fix it, or I could move in this direction.... then yuck. What now? Pull out some rubbing alcohol and some sand paper and take out all your frustration on that canvas and when you have something left that you would like to add something to... you go with it


7 comments:

Kathleen Conard said...

When I see your beautiful creations it is hard for me to imagine you ever feel this way - thank you so much for sharing it all! xo

Kathleen Conard said...

P.S. Love that scripture verse, too!!!

Rob said...

I loved your message and video. It is wonderful that the Lord does the same thing in our lives...He takes the ugly in us and makes something beautiful out of us...if we give it ti Him. Thank you for reminding us of that fact. Oh and I lved your music as well.

jaeartworks said...

LOVE!!!

Dortesjs said...

awww thank you for sharing your art, it is so sweet and adorable.. have got to make a link on my blog

Melissa Mathis said...

Wow - Funny - I liked everything you did before you covered it up - but not as much as the final product. Makes me wonder how much we put up with good instead of pushing through to great.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Not sure how I missed this post but I'm glad I finally found it. Your artwork remains to be beautiful and inspirational. My cards that don't turn out "right" usually end up in the garbage or stored away where no one can see them. I need to learn how to persevere so I can get to *beautiful* like you did!